Harvest Ale (Limited Edition) | J.W. Lees & Co (Brewers) Ltd

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Harvest Ale (Limited Edition)Harvest Ale (Limited Edition)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
J.W. Lees & Co (Brewers) Ltd
England, United Kingdom
jwlees.co.uk

Style: English Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Todd on 12-18-2000

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1999 vintage oh yeah baby. Today I'm gonna party like it's nineteen ninety nine. Uh, sorry.

Deepest shade of caramel known to man. I'm talking dark caramel. Head tried to well up, but fell on it's sword.

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Harvest Ale (Limited Edition) from J.W. Lees & Co (Brewers) Ltd
Beer rating: 4.24 out of 5 with 1,547 ratings